Live like a Maharaja and stay in some of India’s most beautiful and opulent palaces. Highlights include the 475 year old Samode Palace, the Maharaja of Jaipur’s Rambagh Palace and Udaipur’s stunning Lake Palace.
Duration11 Days / 10 Nights from NZD $6,221*
Type of Journey
Delhi • Agra • Samode • Jaipur • Jodhpur • Udaipur
Departure DatesDaily year round
• Tailor-made journey with local English-speaking guides
• 10 nights’ accommodation in palace hotels
• Transfers by air-conditioned car
• Train Jaipur > Jodhpur
• Entrance fees
• Local taxes
• 10 breakfasts and 1 dinner
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1 Jan – 15 Apr
16 Apr – 30 Sep
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Days 1 & 2: Delhi
You will be met and transferred to your hotel. The following day, visit the 17th century Jama Masjid mosque and enjoy a rickshaw ride to the spice market. See the community kitchen at the Sikh Golden Temple feeding 10,000 devotees daily. See the Gandhi Museum and India Gate, and try a metro ride to the central markets of Connaught Place. This evening see a live Bollywood musical.
Day 3: Delhi > Agra
Drive to Agra. Enjoy a sunset tour of the Taj Mahal.
Day 4: Agra > Samode
Travel to Samode village and check in at the 475 year old Samode Palace. This evening, take a sunset village walk and camel safari.
Day 5: Samode > Jaipur
Drive to Jaipur and check in at the Maharaja of Jaipur’s Rambagh Palace, seen in the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel films.
Day 6: Jaipur
Enjoy a sunrise hot air balloon ride. Admire the Rajasthani architecture of Amber Fort, enjoy a photo stop at the Jal Mahal water palace, see the Astronomical Observatory and visit the 1700 AD City Palace, a royal family residence. Walk through the colourful bazaar to see the iconic facade of the Palace of Winds. There is a cooking class this evening followed by tribal dances.
Day 7: Jaipur > Jodhpur
Train to Jodhpur and check in at Umaid Bhawan Palace.
Day 8: Jodhpur
Visit Mehrangarh Fortress and walk through the blue washed old city. Meet a priest family at a Krishna Temple, and see ancient step-wells, the clock tower and bazaar. Visit the tribal village of Bishnoi to watch sacred welcoming rituals.
Day 9: Jodhpur > Udaipur
Drive to Udaipur and check in at the iconic 1743 Lake Palace.
Day 10: Udaipur
A walking tour of the old town will introduce you to medieval bazaars, flower markets, the 16th century Udaipur Palace and Crystal Gallery towering over Lake Pichola. Visit the Sahelyion Ki Bari maidens garden before time for shopping in Bada Bazaar. In the evening, enjoy a sunset cruise, tribal dancing and music.
Day 11: Udaipur
Transfer to Udaipur airport.
• Please note the Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays
• Surcharges may apply over certain holidays – enquire for more information
• Some dates not available due to festivals or other activities